Community News

Confirmed Tornado in Vernon County Last Night

The NWS in La Crosse conducted a storm damage survey 5 miles NE of Westby. Summary:  BRIEF TORNADO DAMAGED FARM BUILDINGS ALONG WANG RIDGE ROAD, IN ADDITION TO TREES. MAY HAVE LASTED FOR 1-2 MIN. The tornado was estimated to be an EF-0

International Owl Awareness Day Celebration August 3, 2019

International Owl Awareness Day Celebration Houston, MN Celebrate and learn about owls with a full day of programs and fun on August 3 in Houston, MN. In addition to the Eurasian Eagle Owl, Great Horned Owl, American Barn Owl and red morph Eastern Screech-Owl who work at the International Owl Center, you’ll also get to … Read More

Decorah Student Wins High School Division of Iowa Student Composition Competition

Decorah Student Wins High School Division of Iowa Student Composition Competition Results from Iowa Composers Forum annual competition Jesus Peña, a member of the class of 2020 at Decorah High School, has been awarded first place in the 19th annual Iowa Composers Forum (ICF) Student Composition Competition. The first place winner in each division receives … Read More

Luther College students and professors to hold community meeting regarding flooding in Freeport

 DECORAH, Iowa - Luther College professors and students are sharing their findings about flooding and encouraging community conversation in Freeport during a community meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at Freeport Park. Representatives from Luther College will talk about their research on the 2016 Upper Iowa River flood and Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and … Read More

Decorah Native Serves at U.S. Navy’s Underwater Construction Team

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Many Americans enjoy do-it-yourself projects and some Americans make a living in construction. There’s a group of U.S. Navy sailors who apply the same creativity required for DIY endeavors along with the engineering discipline of construction, but with a unique twist. They work underwater. Around the world. In some of the … Read More

Oneota Co-op Now Features Double Up Food Bucks

The health food incentive program Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) began at Iowa farmers markets in 2016 to help low-income families eat more fruits and vegetables while supporting farmers and growing local economies. In 2018, Double Up Food Bucks was available at 14 locations across Iowa, including 11 farmers markets and three grocery stores. In … Read More

STEM externship experience at Trinity Fabricators in New Albin, Iowa

Caleb Ferring, a skilled trades teacher from Waukon High School participated in a six-week summer STEM externship experience at Trinity Fabricators in New Albin, Iowa to enhance his skills and understanding of the welding industry. Trinity Fabricators is an American Welding Society (AWS) structurally certified welding and fabricating business. Some of the projects to go … Read More


Winneshiek County, home to the famous Decorah eagles viewed by millions online, was also recently the location of a successful release of a female bald eagle following several months of rehabilitation due to lead poisoning. The eagle, Pole Line Road 19 (PLR19), was admitted to Saving Our Avian Resources (SOAR), a raptor rehabilitation, education, and … Read More

Gypsy Moth Treatment near Dorchester

IDALS and DNR will have planes releasing a mating disruptor to control the gypsy moth, an invasive pest that is destructive to trees and shrubs. The product is made of food-grade materials and is not harmful to people, animals, birds, plants or other insects. In Allamakee County, the treatment will focus on a 691-acre rural … Read More